I have a customer with a 170 that has been running and running foryears.
We rarely touch it.
In the past 2 weeks I have received a few calls about printers that
have stopped working. In looking at the spool job's joblog, I can see
message that the system has run out of port for LPD/LPR printing.disappears.
Further inspection of the NETSTAT (option 3) screen indicates that
there are literally thousands of jobs initiated from the iSeries to
the printer in a TIMED-WAIT status, with idle times measured in days.
In looking at other iSeries boxes, it appears that for every spool
file send from the iSeries to a printer, the iSeries opens a new
connection with a local port to port 515 on the printer, sends the
data, goes idle, and after about 60-90 seconds, the connection
So, what is my customer with the 170's connections not ending
BTW, the client is at V5R1.
Carl J. Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
530 Roselane Street
Marietta, GA 30060